A CARBON-NEUTRAL sustainable furniture recycling and training project has been opened by South Uist learning centre, Cothrom.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has awarded a grant of £127,188 for the project which is in addition to funding from the Big Lottery, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, LandAid, Western Isles Development Trust, Stòras Uibhist and the Scottish Government Regeneration Fund.
Cothrom, which means ‘opportunity’ in Gaelic, offers a range of flexible learning opportunities to adults including training and employability skills, and is supported by a fulltime Gaelic nursery. A STREET party is being organised on June 27 by the Adult Learners’ Forum as a celebration of 25 years of learning since Cothrom opened its doors in 1992, and to wish the manager, Barbara Macdonald, well as she leaves her post after 19 years.
Barbara said: ‘We would like to thank the funders for their help and support in bringing this project to fruition and we are delighted with the spacious new facility which completes the campus so well. Staff and learners look forward to working and learning in the new workshops, and we look forward to welcoming customers to the new shop.’
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